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SSA South Africa'sIntelligence Agency  SSA
Known as –   Bureau for State Security (BOSS)     1969 - 1978            
  Department of National Security (DONS)   1978 - 1994  
  National Intelligence Agency (NIA)   1994 - 2009  
  State Security Agency (SSA)   2009 – ...  
The Russian KGB (now FSB) taught the SA intelligence service NIA (now SSA) to use
Dezinformatsiya/disinformation (from 'principles of Lenin') to 'protect' government agencies and officials.
   
     
1983,
January: In New York City, U.S. – South African naval officer, Commodore Dieter Felix Gerhardt (Дитер Герхардт), head of their Simonstown Naval base, is arrested for spying on behalf of the Soviet Union.
His cover is blown by Soviet double agent Vladimir Vetrov (given the codename "Farewell" by France's DST intelligence service).
His wife Ruth
held a rank in
the Russian KGB.
1986
March 3: The South African Police assassinate a group of seven anti-apartheid activists, in the black suburb Guguletu.
 

South Africa
assassinates the
president of Moçambique.
October 19: Having been informed by DONS, the South African military place a false navigation radio beacon in the Lebombo mountains on the Moçambique border to mislead the Russian pilot of the President of Moçambique and cause it to crash into the mountain, killing all on board including President Samora Moises Machel, leaving his children and wife Graça.
(During my relief mission work in Moçambique in 1984, Samora's brother (provincial head of their Frelimo party), had helped facilitate the release of the food and medical aid supplies, which I had railed into Maputo, from their Customs who had demanded a bribe which I was unwilling to pay.)
Because Moçambique
sided with the Soviet
Union in the Cold War
he is regarded
as a legitimate target.
1996–1999 Billy Lesedi Masetlha is Agency Director General.  
1999–2009
Hilton Anthony Dennis is Agency Director General.
 
2002
The Intelligence Academy under the SSA, is established in terms of the Intelligence Services Act 65 of 2002, with a mandate to provide quality intelligence training to the members of the Intelligence Community.
 
2003
Wednesday, 3 December: Agent 'Okhela' informs on the corrupt political games being played behind the scenes by South Africa's official state intelligence agency, in its collaboration with the Vula organisation of senior ANC officials, namely –
Mac Maharaj,  Jacob Zuma,  and  Mo Shaik.
See:
Abuse of Authority
in South Africa
2009–2012
Mo Shaik is Agency Director General.
 
 
Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, threatens to commit a cyber attack against South Africa’s banking and financial institutions unless the campaign to boycott Israel for its occupation of Palestine is stopped. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is made aware of the threat in a note from anonymous sources. The letter gives the SA government 30 days to stop the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel
See: Mossad
2013
Batandwa Siswana becomes the Agency Director General.
 
2014
October: Dezinformatsiya/disinformation is deliberately 'leaked' to the media that "taxman’s rogue unit ran brothel", in order to discredit the South African Revenue Service's investigation of senior ANC officials, for In March the Democratic Alliance had alleged that ANC President Zuma could owe the taxman as much as R16-million in fringe benefits
after the public protector found Zuma and his family had "benefited unduly’" from the domestic Nkandla "security upgrade".
 
2015
December 27: In Pretoria – Three persons (staff members: William Mmotong; Albert Ramabele; and Khayalethu Mgatyelwa) steal R17 million cash in foreign currency from a safe at SSA headquarters using a staff access card.
Ten staff members are suspended and their security clearances withdrawn.
Money kept in cash
probably to be used
as bribes.
2016
New Head
September 26: Arthur Fraser (previously deputy director general of operations in the former National Intelligence Agency) becomes the new director general and accounting officer of the SSA, replacing Ambassador Sonto Kudjoe, who has left the agency after three years at the helm.
Fraser joined the NIA
in 1995 and also worked
as an investigator at
the Truth Commission
2017
January: It is reported that the State Security Agency has been involved in the management activities of the goverment owned South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC),
 
March
18: Fifteen computers containing confidential information of all South African judges, judiciary staff and all courts are stolen from the office of the chief justice. The Democratic Alliance chief whip in parliament John Steenhuizen states that Security Minister David Mahlobo and the State Security Agency could have had a hand in the burglary because of the lack of adequate security at the office of the chief justice which allowed for the break-in to occur, in response to the decision by the Constitutional Court (Friday 17 March) condemning the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, for the social grants crisis she has caused.
Dlamini has until March 31 to show why she should not be joined to the court proceedings in her personal capacity,
and why she should not then pay the costs of the court application from her own pocket.
 
20:
The home of the former director-general of the Social Development Department, Zane Dangor is burgled, terrifying his children who were present, but nothing is stolen as an attempted intimidation.
Dangor had resigned after a "breakdown" in his relationship to minister Bathabile Dlamini.
 
     
     
     
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